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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Pair of boots, 19th century
  • Leather
  • Arctic, North America
  • L: 4 1/4 in, W: 2 in, D: 5 in (L: 10.8 cm, W: 5.1 cm, D: 12.7 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1907
  • E10984


This is a pair of boots made for a child. They have stiff waterproof leather soles that wrap part way up the sides of the foot. The top portion of the foot and the uppers are made with a softer leather. There is a stitched band at the top. There is a leather band attached to either side of the sole. The boots are hard and rigid.